Contact your host entity for the best possible start!
To prepare for your assignment, we suggest that you have a discussion with your supervisor or team member to:
We recommend that you establish a briefing session with your supervisor prior to departure to start developing the relationship and support your professional development during the assignment.
Get approval for travel (if applicable)
National UN Volunteers are only entitled to in-country travel if the official place of recruitment is not within commuting distance from the duty station. To request this payment at the beginning of your assignment:
- complete the ‘National UN Volunteer travel lumpsum request form’,
- perform the task in UVP “Request NUNV travel lumpsum” and upload the completed form
- UNV will review your request and, if eligible, process your travel lumpsum through payroll.
Note that this task becomes available only after your assignment starts.
Receive your start of assignment allowances via payroll
Once you complete the above requirements, UNV will transfer start-of-assignment allowances to your bank account via monthly payroll upon your entry on duty.
This includes an Entry Lump Sum Allowance and a lump sum assignment travel allowance if you are traveling (ref. offer letter for more details).